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Charity brands number of UK prison deaths 'national scandal'

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The death toll in British prisons is "a national scandal", a pressure group said on Wednesday, calling for a reduction …

Ewan grabs Tour Down Under lead in fire-ravaged Adelaide Hills

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Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan surged past defending Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey to win the second stage and …

S. Korea posts lowest growth in a decade for 2019

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South Korea's economy expanded at its slowest pace for a decade last year, hampered by prolonged trade tensions between …

South Korean army to discharge transgender soldier

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A transgender soldier who enlisted as a man and underwent a sex change last year will be discharged from South Korea's …

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

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A trailblazing judge with particular expertise in environmental law and the constitution will become Greece's first …

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

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Republicans and Democrats battled over summoning high-level White House witnesses Tuesday in a marathon first day of …

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Amazon owner Bezos

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The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner …

Venezuela intelligence agents raid Guaido offices: opposition

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Agents from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service have raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaido while he is …

Coco crunch for Osaka as Djokovic bowls over wildcard

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Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on …

China warns virus could mutate, spread as death toll rises

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A new virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and already reached the United States could mutate and …

China warns virus could mutate and spread as death toll rises

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China warned Wednesday that a SARS-like virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and spread to other …

Wuhan virus compounds Hong Kong's economic woes

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The emergence of a SARS-like virus in China is the last thing Hong Kong's struggling economy needs, analysts say, as the …

'Pablo Escobar of eggs' faces justice after 35 years of poaching

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Jeffrey Lendrum spent three decades living as the so-called "Pablo Escobar of eggs", smuggling the fragile shells from …

US confirms first case of China virus as death toll reaches six

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The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus that has claimed six lives in China and sickened …

Malaysia's hand-made incense craftwork a declining art

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Thousands of giant incense sticks, many decorated with dragon heads, line the walls at a Malaysian business where they …

Crisis-hit Lebanon names new government

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Lebanon ended a painful wait by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters …

Driver musical chairs makes 2020 rally season hard to call

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Ott Tanak begins the defence of his world rally title in Monte Carlo this week promising a clean fight with arch rival …

Ten-man Arsenal hold Chelsea in torrent of late Premier League goals

Jan 21 2020

Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea's charge for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City kept up their distant …

Ten-man Arsenal hold Chelsea in torrent of Premier League late goals

Jan 21 2020

Ten-man Arsenal slowed Chelsea's charge for a Champions League place on Tuesday as Manchester City kept up their distant …

Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb table

Jan 21 2020

Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 1-0 victory against Sheffield United on Tuesday as Southampton climbed into the …

Boeing says 737 MAX return delayed until mid-2020

Jan 21 2020

Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 MAX to return to the skies, sending shares plunging …

Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

Jan 21 2020

The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesday as Democrats angrily accused …

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 21 2020

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their new life in Canada on Tuesday by launching a legal warning to media over …

US confirms first case of China virus on American soil

Jan 21 2020

US health authorities on Tuesday announced the first case of a person on American soil sickened by a new virus that …

Putin keeps key ministers in new Russian government

Jan 21 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed a new government on Tuesday, less than a week after he announced sweeping …

Trump tears into environmental 'doom' mongers at Davos forum

Jan 21 2020

President Donald Trump tore into environmental "prophets of doom" at the Davos forum Tuesday, rejecting fiery warnings …

Harry, Meghan lawyers issue warning over photos of duchess

Jan 21 2020

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have issued a legal warning over photographs of the duchess out walking her …

France, US agree to extend talks over digital tax

Jan 21 2020

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend till the end of the year negotiations on a dispute …

Virus fears infect global markets

Jan 21 2020

Asian stock markets slumped Tuesday as a SARS-like virus taking hold in China spooked investors, while sentiment …

Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects more than 300

Jan 21 2020

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six …

Sparks fly as Trump impeachment trial opens

Jan 21 2020

Sparks flew Tuesday over proposed rules for the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, as Democrats accused Republicans …

France, US agree to extend talks over tech tax

Jan 21 2020

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on tech …

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

Jan 21 2020

US President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling …

Nadal in the pink as Sharapova hits all-time low at Australian Open

Jan 21 2020

Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the …

Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects nearly 300

Jan 21 2020

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six …

Trump rejects climate 'prophets of doom' as Thunberg warns Davos

Jan 21 2020

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday assailed environmental "prophets of doom", delivering an uncompromising message in …

Prince Harry starts new life with Meghan in Canada

Jan 21 2020

Prince Harry was spending the first full day of his new life in Canada on Tuesday after jetting in from Britain to join …

France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

Jan 21 2020

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital …

Stock markets slide on fears over spreading virus

Jan 21 2020

Global stock markets slumped Tuesday as a SARS-like virus taking hold in China spooked investors, while sentiment …

Davos financiers pump $1.4tn into fossil fuels: Greenpeace

Jan 21 2020

Some of the world's biggest banks, insurers and pension funds have collectively invested $1.4 trillion in fossil fuel …

Asia steps up defences as China virus hits 291 people, kills six

Jan 21 2020

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six …

Thunberg condemns climate inaction as Trump joins Davos

Jan 21 2020

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed the business elite for doing "basically nothing" on climate …

Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump

Jan 21 2020

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world's top …

Hong Kong leads Asia stocks down, while virus spooks markets

Jan 21 2020

Hong Kong stocks tumbled Tuesday after the city's credit rating was downgraded over its response to months of sometimes …

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Jan 21 2020

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 …

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Jan 21 2020

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that …

Swiss banking giant UBS books lower profits in 2019

Jan 21 2020

Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday its full-year profits fell last year, but that economic stimulus measures and …

Prince Harry rejoins Meghan and Archie in Canada: media reports

Jan 21 2020

Prince Harry arrived in Canada to rejoin his wife Meghan and son Archie Monday, British media reported, as the couple …

China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet

Jan 21 2020

China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared …

Thunberg, Trump to offer competing visions at climate-focused Davos

Jan 21 2020

The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will …

Prince Harry leaves for Canada in 'symbolic' departure: reports

Jan 21 2020

Britain's Prince Harry has left the UK to rejoin his wife Meghan and son Archie in Canada, British media reported, as …

Studio Ghibli films to hit Netflix, but US fans miss out

Jan 21 2020

Animated films from Japan's Studio Ghibli, including Oscar winner "Spirited Away", are coming to streaming giant …

Hong Kong's Lunar New Year fairs get a protest makeover

Jan 21 2020

Protest-themed Lunar New Year fairs have sprung up across Hong Kong to raise money and morale for the city's …

Hong Kong leads Asian equities lower after fresh downgrade

Jan 21 2020

Hong Kong stocks tumbled Tuesday after Moody's downgraded the city's credit rating over its response to months of …

France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks: French diplomat

Jan 21 2020

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital …

French campaigners highlight trawlers' deadly toll on dolphins

Jan 21 2020

Three knocks on the cabin door: "Half past midnight!"

Premier League wobbles leave top four chase wide open

Jan 21 2020

Chelsea remain in pole position to claim fourth spot in the Premier League and a return to the riches and prestige of …

Olympic makeover: all aboard for new sports lighting up Tokyo 2020

Jan 21 2020

Modern upstarts skateboarding and surfing as well as the ancient martial art of karate are among new sports for 2020 …

Charges against Huawei exec 'fiction,' defense says at start of extradition hearing

Jan 21 2020

The Chinese telecommunications executive whose arrest in Vancouver badly strained Canada-China relations went to court …

Trump to meet EU chief, Iraqi president in Davos

Jan 21 2020

US President Donald Trump will meet his Iraqi counterpart and the head of the European Union executive body during his …

Nearly half billion people lack decent jobs: UN

Jan 21 2020

More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, the UN said on Monday, warning that a …

Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan

Jan 21 2020

Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that …

Guardiola hits out at 'unsustainable' schedule as injuries mount

Jan 21 2020

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes some competitions in English football must be scrapped to protect the …

Mbappe dreams of 'Champions League, Euro 2020 and Olympic treble'

Jan 21 2020

Kylian Mbappe says he is dreaming of helping Paris Saint-Germain win a first Champions League trophy this year, as well …

WHO emergency group to meet on spreading China virus

Jan 20 2020

A World Health Organization emergency panel will meet this week to discuss a SARS-like virus that has spread beyond …

War crimes, not genocide committed against Rohingya: Myanmar probe

Jan 20 2020

A Myanmar-appointed panel concluded Monday that some soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim …

Canada court starts extradition hearing of China Huawei exec

Jan 20 2020

The Chinese telecommunications executive whose arrest in Vancouver badly strained Canada-China relations went to court …

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

Jan 20 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Monday for cooperation in the struggle to remove Venezuelan President …

Climate crisis could justify asylum claims: UN committee

Jan 20 2020

Governments that send refugees back to countries severely affected by climate change could be in breach of their human …

China confirms human-to-human transmission as WHO emergency group meets

Jan 20 2020

A SARS-like virus that has spread across China and reached three other Asian nations is contagious between humans, a …

Angola vows to bring back billionaire dos Santos over graft claims

Jan 20 2020

Angolan prosecutors vowed on Monday to use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the former president's …

Prince Harry focuses on Africa after 'sadness' of royal split

Jan 20 2020

Prince Harry met visiting African leaders in London on Monday in a clear sign that he intends to continue pursuing his …

China confirms human-to-human transmission as SARS-like virus spreads

Jan 20 2020

A SARS-like virus that has spread across China and reached three other Asian nations is contagious between humans, a …

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido to attend Davos

Jan 20 2020

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido -- who declared himself acting president last year -- will attend this week's …

Not all bad: the winners of the French strike

Jan 20 2020

The longest continuous transport strike in French history has exasperated Paris commuters and robbed businesses of vital …

New York Times endorses Warren, Klobuchar for president

Jan 20 2020

The New York Times on Sunday endorsed Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential …

Djokovic survives scare as rain causes chaos at Australian Open

Jan 20 2020

Novak Djokovic survived a scare to join Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round as heavy …

Prince Harry voices 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20 2020

Prince Harry voiced his "great sadness" at bowing out entirely from representing the British monarchy as newspapers said …

SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches another Asian country

Jan 20 2020

A SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached another Asian country, authorities said …

Federer, Williams duck downpours at wet, wet, wet Australian Open

Jan 20 2020

Serena Williams and Roger Federer avoided chaos caused by rain at the Australian Open on Monday as heavy downpours …

World's 22 richest men have more than all women in Africa: Oxfam

Jan 20 2020

The number of billionaires has doubled in the past decade and the world's 22 richest men now have more wealth than all …

SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches third Asian country

Jan 20 2020

A new SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached a third Asian country, authorities said …

Billionaires richer than 60 percent of the world's population: Oxfam

Jan 20 2020

The world's billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60 percent of the global population, the …

First smog, now rain as conditions cause havoc at Australian Open

Jan 20 2020

Serena Williams and Roger Federer made winning starts before heavy rain caused chaos on day one of the Australian Open …

Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hit

Jan 20 2020

Intricately detailed Hong Kong protester figurines have become the latest must-have collectables as toy stores recreate …

Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia

Jan 20 2020

Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia's east coast on Monday after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept …

SARS-like virus spreads in China, nearly 140 new cases

Jan 20 2020

A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person and spread around China -- including to Beijing -- authorities …

'Parasite' invades Oscars race with stunning SAG award win

Jan 20 2020

"Parasite" shocked the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday by landing the night's top prize, a historic win which …

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl showdown

Jan 20 2020

Patrick Mahomes ended the Kansas City Chiefs' 50-year wait for a return to the Super Bowl on Sunday as the San Francisco …

JPMorgan Chase buys new Paris building for post-Brexit move

Jan 20 2020

US bank JPMorgan Chase on Sunday said it had purchased a new building in the heart of Paris capable of holding 450 …

Spain's 'drunken gummy bears' on edge as Haribo bares its teeth

Jan 20 2020

Ander Mendez and his friends were hoping they'd struck it rich when they came up with the idea of selling …

Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires

Jan 20 2020

Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 …

Maguire fails to measure up as Van Dijk leads Liverpool title charge

Jan 20 2020

Liverpool spent much of the last 30 years living in Manchester United's shadow, but after three decades their time to be …

Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20 2020

Britain's Prince Harry expressed "great sadness" on Sunday at he and his wife Meghan being stripped of their royal …

The Red Cross is teaching Fortnite players to save, not take, lives

Jan 20 2020

Teaching online video game players to save lives, not take them -- that is the aim of a new product developed in an …

Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Jan 20 2020

Online calls grew Sunday to help save five "malnourished and sick" African lions held at a park in Sudan's capital, with …

High hopes as Austria's new night train sets off for Brussels

Jan 20 2020

The first night train to set off for Belgium in 16 years departed from Vienna Sunday, carrying Austrian and European …

Venezuela's Guaido in Colombia to meet with Pompeo

Jan 19 2020

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido surfaced in Colombia on Sunday to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, …

SpaceX in 'perfect' test of Crew Dragon emergency abort system

Jan 19 2020

SpaceX successfully tested its emergency abort system on an unmanned spacecraft moments after launch Sunday, according …

Relief for Barca as Messi ensures Setien enjoys winning start

Jan 19 2020

Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian gave …

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune: ICIJ

Jan 19 2020

An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how the daughter of Angola's …

World powers agree new push for Libya peace

Jan 19 2020

World leaders committed Sunday to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's war and to uphold a weapons embargo at a Berlin …